backspring

noun

Definition of backspring

: a spring hawser led at a forward angle to the wharf from the stern or midships

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First Known Use of backspring

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backspring

back entry 3 + spring

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The first known use of backspring was in 1951

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“Backspring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backspring. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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